Putin apologizes to Bennett for Lavrov’s Hitler comments

Chris

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Putin apologizes to Bennett for Lavrov’s Hitler comments
Bennett asks Putin to allow humanitarian corridor in Ukraine after call with Zelensky.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: MAY 5, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks that Hitler had Jewish blood, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday. During the call in honor of Israel’s 74th Independence Day, “the Prime Minister accepted President Putin’s apology for Lavrov’s remarks and thanked him for clarifying his attitude towards the Jewish people and the memory of the Holocaust,” according to the PMO. The Russian readout did not mention an apology from Putin, but said that the two leaders discussed the Red Army’s role in defeating the Nazis, ahead of Victory Day on May 9. Putin also sent well-wishes to Red Army veterans in Israel.

Bennett resumed, to some extent, his role as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine, with the Putin call coming the day after he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Following that conversation, Zelensky tweeted that he and Bennett talked about “countering the aggressor and about the critical situation in Mariupol.” The prime minister asked Putin to examine a humanitarian corridor from Azovstal in Mariupol, Ukraine.

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athenasius

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The Russian readout did not mention an apology from Putin, but said that the two leaders discussed the Red Army’s role in defeating the Nazis, ahead of Victory Day on May 9. Putin also sent well-wishes to Red Army veterans in Israel.
I'd question Bennett's version, that sounds like political spin to help take the heat off Russia Israel relations right now.

Putin is a master manipulator and no doubt implied something of the kind. He has Bennett right where he wants him. Israel is putting themselves in harms way by working to negotiate peace between Russia and the Ukraine. At some point Putin will tire of him and his efforts and Israel will find themselves on the wrong side of Russia in Syria.
 
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